The Missing Link contains its own WiFi radio, and translates specially-coded OSC messages sent from your mobile device or computer into standard MIDI messages to control synthesizers, drum machines, mixers, digital audio workstations, or anything which responds to MIDI commands. It does this with without the need for a computer.
Multiple wireless OSC devices may connect simultaneously to The Missing Link, making collaboration easy.
According to the developer, “The Missing Link presents a breakthrough in MIDI technology by leveraging the power and easy configurability of mobile OSC apps already available for a variety of platforms, to control MIDI devices without the complication of WiFi or software translators, while at the same time freeing your device from cabling. It is truly the first and only device of its kind.”
Pre-order sales are now being taken for the first production run of 100 units. The price is $150.
There are a lot of ways you could use a device like this. For example, you could use an iPad to wirelessly control older MIDI synths.
If you’ve used The Missing Link OSC/MIDI Translator, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it.
– adhoc or infrastructure modes
– open, WEP, WPA or WPA2 security
OSC via wireless UDP
– OSC to MIDI
– MIDI to OSC
– accepts multiple simultaneous connections
– MIDI IN/OUT (standard DIN-5)
– class-compliant USB MIDI IN/OUT
– configurable internal routing with soft MERGE/THRU
– all MIDI commands fully supported, including SYSEX
– 9V-12V DC, tip +/-, >=250mA
– or via USB
– 3.3″ x 2.2″ x 1.6″